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Monday, December 17, 2012
What happened during the vacation our blog-team took? WE WON GAMES THATS WHAT HAPPENED! Cant believe we missed it.
Lets recap on the past two games.
Lakers Vs. Wizards:
The Lakers struggled, but pulled away with a road win against the Wizards. Ending in 102-96 ... it could have been a close game. Thankfully D'Antoni told them to get their head out of their asses . From being down in single digits they made up a double digit advantage. Coach D'Antoni told reporters " We're not close to being a good team" . The Lakers got lucky against the wizards. That shouldn't be happening. A team like the Wizards should have been destroyed ( then again they did beat Miami) . Kobe was pretty beat up on the night and couldn't finish those easy shots. Although he managed to tip in a missed free throw by Dwight that ended up on the highlight reel! He also took a tumble that looked slightly to painful for my health. We already don't have a healthy Gasol,Nash, or Blake..last thing we need is a unhealthy Kobe! Lakers finish the night off with a lucky win.
Lakers Vs. 76ers:
Bynum proved his nickname to be true last night in good old PA. For all of you who don't know ,our nickname for Bynum is "Big Baby Bynum" ..why? Because not only does he play like a child, he acts like a child (on and off the court) and no matter how hard you think that he trying..he isn't. He could care less about his career. He could care less about the game. He just cares about himself. Last night after his new team lost Bynum blurted out that the Lakers "traded #1 for #2" ..HA.
Lakers put a shine on the 76ers. They haven't won a back to back game in several weeks now , and Kobe along with the other Lakers showed up on the court for the win.
Now if only we could beat the Bobcats...said nobody... ;)
(Pic below is from the trip. Its good to put the basketball down and be outdoors every once in a while! )
Friday, December 14, 2012
So the Lakers lost..again..and again..and now they lost the chance to prove to the NBA that they could beat the top contenders.
Don't tell me you were shocked, we all saw this coming. Like Kobe said the Lakers are playing "terrible" and its what we have to deal with until Nash gets back, as well as Gasol. If by that time we are still loosing, I say we give Phil a call.
So what now? We pray that they can beat the Wizards tonight.
If the Lakers struggle against the Wizards then..LALA...we have a problem.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
As the L.A Lakers fell short AGAIN tonight.. I almost punched the screen.
Lakers Lost 94-100 against Cleveland tonight,adding to the tally of losses that have been sticking to them closer then their own shadows. The first half was a complete nightmare.The second half was another game of catch up that the Lakers couldn't win. Again we saw the easy points from the opposition. They ran up and down the court and had two players on the opposite side of the court waiting for a pass. The transition game is completely destroying this team,along with Gasol and Nash on the sideline due to injury.
If this loosing streak continues..riots will flow through the streets of L.A . People are pissed right now. Lakers fans everywhere want nothing to do with the team anymore. The superstars we all imagined have now become bums in the eyes of many. With the next game against the NY Knicks, things can only get worst from here. The Knicks used to be one of the leagues punching bags for jokes and memes on the internet..now they are kicking everyones ass. Here we are playing them at home, supposedly being the superstar team of the year but falling completely short as the Knicks take up the limelight.
What could happen? Lets put the conclusions of next game into perspective.
We loose...Lakers fans go nuts. It's a big game and we need to show our strength to the league again. The game will be shown on national TV and will be televised on TNT so everyone and their mothers will be watching. If they loose Thursdays game, I don't think that anyone in management will do anything crazy( that will follow suit soon ) it's a game the Lakers know they will have a tough time winning. The fans on the other hand will have a uprising.
We win! Lakers fans flip out everywhere. The league and ESPN and all the reporters that have been making fun of the Lakers all season long will praise them and say " THEY ARE BACK!" ...and that could possibly give us the jumpstart we so desperately need right now.
There is no excuse for tonights lost. The Lakers should have won that one. If they played half the defense that they played in the 3rd Quarter in the entire first half we would won. Dwight has been doing better with the free throws but it STILL is not enough. Count all those missed free throws and we would have won the game. It was close. It got real close at the end and my heart was racing..but as close as it got..even when it was a 2 point game..we still couldn't create a lead. Thats where the problem lies. When they score, the opposition answers. Thats not moving forward..thats being in the same situation you were 2 minutes ago with less time! The Lakers need to work on the defense and thats all they should focus on.
I dont like dissing our coach. ( Not because I'm a D'Antoni lover,but because my love for the team) but whats with this talk that he cancelled practice before the game to watch a movie? ...WHAT?
It's rough to be a Laker fan right now. Your not alone fans, we are here in this hole with you. Lets all just find a way to get out of it together.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Lakers fell short AGAIN last night at home against the Utah Jazz. With Nash still on the bench as well as Pau Gasol..most of the fan base thought a win was still possible. Unfortunately the Lakers fell 110 to 117 .
Lets look at all the problems and rant about them because thats all that we can do at this point as fans. Dont stop supporting the team because they arent winning and be a real fan. Lets take a look at the problem..
Without any D the Lakers are playing like scrubs. Dwight can only do so much . Without help from the rest of the team Howard usually sets himself up in defensive mode but it seems like everyone else just doesn't care about the defense. Even our Mamba even leaves players open most of the time because he's usually waiting for a tip or a rebound to get passed his way. That leaves players open , add poor rotation into the mix and you get wide open shots for the opposition. Have you been noticing that the other team always makes it look easy and gets fast and simple shots in while we have to really work to get points on the board? Its because they play the defense. Without defense you can have as much explosiveness as you want offensively but it wont matter. The Lakers need to keep players like Jordan Hill on the floor to protect the basket. They also need to be interested in finding other players who can fit our teams defensive system. Without a question I hate it when fans say " trade him !" or " Fire that guy! " . Thats not how you do things. But the Lakers should show their interest in players who can create defensive stances and can fir the Lakers. Things aren't working out right now and something needs to happen.
Whats the one thing that is always hovering over the Lakers like a bunch of hungry vultures? DRAMA. Screw TNT..I got a new slogan for you guys "LAKERS KNOW DRAMA" . The drama that seems to follow us around even scares me sometimes. This whole Lakers drama started when Fish got traded. We needed someone younger with more energy who could be our starting point guard. We ended up with Sessions coming in and playing worst then Steve Blake. The only good thing that came our of that trade was that the Lakers acquired Jordan Hill. Without Hill coming in from the bench I don't even want to begin to imagine what this team would have looked like.He and Dwight are the only players who actually try to prevent the other team from getting the ball. We lost to OKC in the playoffs. Now heres when the fun started. Out of nowhere we signed Steve Nash. Damn was that a surprise for everyone. The whole NBA was in shock that Nash left his team the Suns and moved to LA. At the same time the D"wight Drama" was going back an forth. Dwight wanted to go to Brooklyn..then he wanted to go to LA. Then the next day everyone was saying he is signing with brooklyn..few days later. GUESS WHAT. He signed with us. So now we have Dwight Howard the best center in the league and Steve Nash. Along with Kobe, Gasol and MWP the Lakers look unstoppable. Nobody could have imagined what happened next. Nash goes out. Then right after Blake goes out. Now its up to Darius and Duhon to be the PG's for the team. Uh-oh. All of a sudden the Avengers turned into the smurfs . Everyone took advantage of the weakness. Then came the Hack-A-Dwight. Sure its a strategy on the court,but believe me when i say this. I know Dwight is always smiling..but he takes the hack-a-dwight home with him. Dwight is supposed to be the future of the Lakers. The teams leader. He is next in line to take Kobe's spot....and the opposition uses him as a tactic to win games. That psyches him out . Believe me it psyches him out and you can see it on the court. When you see the monster that dunks all over everyone..thats Dwight. When you see the B.S thats been going on for the majority of these games...thats the fear in him. Now all of a sudden all we do is loose game after game after game. Nash is still out and Gasol followed suit. Now the pressure is on. Now ,Nash and Gasol have to might come back early, possibly even further injuring themselves. Now everyones freaking out...and everyone on that team knows (excluding Nash,Dwight,Kobe ) that something is going to happen. Sh*t is going to hit the fan and they know it. So they begin to freak . Whats next? Who knows. All I do know is that it WILL be dramatic.
The Lakers talk-talk-talk about energy all the time. D'Antoni preaches about energy to this team like he is a rocket scientist. The only problem is that they have 0-to-None. Kobe is shooting well,but because of his age doesn't have the same kind of energy level he had when he was #8. The rest of the team needs to step up,but who could? Dwight is doing everything he can right now energy wise. He brings allot to the floor but is still recovering from back surgery. Gasol? Gasol's bolts are rusty from all the wear and tear. He is a veteran player and his age is getting to him. He can't make it up and down the court the way he needs to. The team is OLD. Lets face it. The Lakers need to find someone who fits their team defensively but at the same time brings momentum and energy. Its the only way the can succeed.
The Jazz ran through the Lakers with ease. For every basket we scored..they matched it. For every recovery we made,the bricked it. The Lakers are having chemistry issues but this has to end. We cant continue on this way. It needs to end here. The Lakers need to pull it together.
Lets find out what happens tomorrow with Cleveland folks.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
At one point in the game Westbrook dive tackled and pushed a Laker( either Dwight or Metta) out of the way forcing him into a travel flying through the air at leg level grabing. I wish i could have gotten that on tape. OF COURSE WE TRAVELED we saw a freaking badger with rabies flying through the floor. Kobe was fouled 12 times ( we counted) with no call. Kobe usually drags things out with the refs but you could tell last night he wasnt getting those calls. In the 4th Dwight was THROWN to the floor and somehow the foul was his fault. Dwight sat on the floor laughing at how bad that call was. Late in the 4th Kobe was SANDWICHED and somehow the foul is his fault? I didnt know that sandwiching was legal... Go back and look at all the fouls that were commited in the 4th NBA and hire new officials because its complete B.S. Kobe demanded a explanation from the official for the entirety of the 4thQ about the call and they wouldn't give him one.
The Lakers had a hard game and could have won. Although Dwight didn't score as much as we all hoped he would he played a good game. He even seemed to be working on his free throws. He didn't sink them all but seemed like he had been hitting them in the gym. MWP had to many selfish plays. The bench seems great some nights and lacking the others.
In my book,the Lakers played a great game. So did the officials, hope they got payed well they must have worked real hard last night .. Regardless Nash is on the road to recovery. The Lakers still have time to mend these losses. Although Nash isn't the key to defense, the Lakers can spend less time worrying about the offense with Nash on the floor and spend more time hitting the D.
I know your pissed about it, but be happy the Lakers played a good game. If we had better officials in the NBA the Lakers would have won . Onto the next one Lakers fans.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
CONGRATS TO THE GREATEST PLAYER TO PLAY THE GAME KOBE BRYANT FOR HITTING HIS 30 THOUSANDTH POINT!
With Kobe hitting the 30K mark, the Lakers pulled out a Win last night against the New Orleans Hornets..or should we say The New Orleans Pelicans....(weird right?)
I thought it was funny that Kobe hit the 30k mark against the Hornets because thats the team who drafted him in 1996! Sure they were the Charlotte Hornets but Hornets either way!
Kobe has become the youngest player to ever hit the 30k mark joining the ranks of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Michael Jordan (32,292) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419). A great accomplishment for our favorite player!
Friday Kobe and the Lakers face OKC. A tough game. OKC are 15-4 as of now. Lets try to pull another Win out against Durant and the Thunder tomorrow night.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Games like that make my head spin. I know all the Lakers fans agree with me on this one...that was pathetic.
With a comfortable lead for 3 quarters the Lakers should have had this win in the bag. Should have had a nice road win where the drama could have settled down a bit. Believe me when I say this, things will get crazy. How did they not win this game? All they had to do was put their hands up. All they had to do was play half the defense they played in the first 3 quarters.
Hack-A-Howard is pointless. I get it, Houston won the game. It's just strategy. I call bullsh*t on that one. These players are getting payed MILLIONS of dollars a year! When it's 4th quarter as a Fan I want to see intense gameplay! I want to see what your made of! .. not fouling a player and just getting the ball back . That's not strategy that's just cowardly. Be men and play the game.
Speaking of playing the game,where was everyone those last 2 minutes?
We could have stopped them! Why was the defense left in the 3rd quarter? You had a ten point lead for most of the game! The first time Houston got a lead was in the last minute of the game! It pisses me off to watch that happen to a team who could do so much more.
For everyone who goes out and says "trade (insert player here) " your not a real fan. When somethings broken you fix it,you don't go out and buy another one. Dwight,work on your free throws. We love you, your a AMAZING player and we love having you on the team...but shoot those free throws all day until it makes you sick to your stomach to shoot em. Don't run drills in the gym. Stop lifting weights. Shoot free throws. I don't care if you shoot em in your sleep just do it. Show everyone that your the headache, not the option to win.
Still a Laker fan after a tough loss. Like they always say ...get them next time.
The Lakers play the Houson Rockets tonight at 5pm (8 ET) tonight and they need a good road win.
The Lakers took a harsh 103-113 loss against the Magic (that should have been a easy game! Lets find out whats in store for the Lakers tonight and hope that this win gives us the energy we need to get back on track.
Key Points for a win tonight:
1) Tighten up the Defense!
2)Gasol has to adjust his game.Posting up isn't his position anymore!
3) Play Hill. His non-stop Defense and energy will help us survive the Hack-A-Dwight times during the game and in the final minutes.
4) Pray that Steve Nash have a miraculous healing by 5 o clock today. I'm worried about Kobe with all those minutes running up and down the floor!
5) Just go out there and play! Like Kobe said in a interview " Its not rocket science" " Just do your job"
We need to go out there and Win against Houston tonight. We have done it before but now were on the Rockets floor. It's going to be rough but the Lakers can pull out with a Win tonight!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Damn we were on FIRE last night! Everyone came out to play. Every problem that the team has dealt with so far ( Not feeding the ball to Dwight,to many turnover,no bench production,etc ) disappeared into the dust last night at Staples center. What a incredible game . Lakers win 133-102
Mr Superman himself became the dominant factor in last nights game against the Nuggets.Killing it with 28 points and amazing intensity. The whole time I was watching this game all i could think about was " How lucky are we that we traded Andrew Bynum for D12" because I cant ever remember a game where Bynum played this well in his history with the Lakers. Dwight has a certain energy about him that he brings to the floor. The more time that passes,Dwight gets healthier and now you can see his game expanding.Great job Dwight you played a excellent game.
Lets move on to the reason that we won this game! THE BENCH! YES I SAID THE BENCH! Don't worry your not hearing things! Jamison had 33 points last night! You heard it right 33 points ! Shooting 3 after 3, even getting into the paint he was a terror to deal with for the Nuggets. He played a similar game to MWP but made WAY more baskets. Antawn is a new force to be reckoned with for the Lakers.
Another bench player who pushed us to victory was Meeks! Meeks hit 21 points last night! As the nuggets watched in disbelief Meeks shot 3 after 3 after 3 after 3 . The bench won us this game.Without Meeks and Jamison playing the way they did it couldn't have been a victory. For anyone who said our bench wasn't deep I want to see two of your players put up 54 points off the bench. ( Can I say it? Im going to anyway) LAKESHOW ALL DAY!
The Lakers played a game last night that fit the hype.Although Nash is still out, this is what the Lakers are supposed to look like. This is the dream team that we all imagined seeing. This is the effort we all need to see every night as Fans. The showtime is back! You can feel the magic in the air at Staples. No I'm not talking about Johnson I'm talking about the energy that the Showtime age brought to the fans and to the building. We felt it last night at Staples. The showtime is back and here to stay. Just wait until Nash gets healthy. If the Lakers can play this way for the next month i don't even mind waiting for Nash. Let him get healthy. Let him get close to 100 % . Come playoff time we will be unbeatable. Oh did I mention that the last basket we shot was Dwight Howard shooting a 3 ...and he made it in? Yeah i flipped out..almost knocked the TV over but it would have been worth it.
Until next time Laker fans! Il be watching that game on my DVR.. I gotta see that again!